Representative Lummis Comments On Decision To Hold Terrorist Trials In The Big Apple

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, issued the following statement regarding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's decision that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four conspirators will face trial in federal court in New York City for masterminding the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Congress approved procedures for military commissions in 2006 and 2009, and the Supreme Court has upheld their use. Military commissions held at Guantanamo Bay would produce a fair trial while guarding sensitive national security information from exposure. Appropriately, the Administration announced just last week that it would use commissions to try five Guantanamo Bay detainees involved with the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.

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